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Journal Submission Instructions

Submissions for the 2022 journals will be accepted between April 12 and May 10, 2021.

Application Link: Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle
Journal of Creative Writing

Application Link: Sigma Tau Delta Review
Journal of Critical Writing

Step 1: Online Account Set-up

If you have previously made an online journal or convention submission, or if you have registered for a convention prior to 2021, you already have a USI account. To access your account use the same email address and password you used previously.

If you do not have an online account, you must first set up your account. Create a password containing at least five characters.

All confirmations and follow-up communication will be sent via the email address you used to set up your account.

Step 2: Dashboard

On the left click

+ Add Proposal

Step 3: Select Your Topic

Rectangle Topics

  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Poetry

Review Topics

  • Anglo-Saxon and Medieval British Literature
  • 16th/17th Century British Literature
  • Restoration and/or 18th Century British Literature
  • Romanticism and/or Early 19th Century British Literature
  • Victorian and/or Later 19th Century British Literature
  • Colonial American Literature
  • 19th Century American Literature
  • 20th/21st Century American Literature
  • World Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Linguistics/Language Studies
  • Teaching Literature; Practices and Pedagogy
  • Teaching Writing; Practices and Pedagogy
  • Film and Media Study
  • Popular Culture
  • Other

Step 4: Add Your Paper

Add Title.

In the Title box, type in the name of your paper.

Choose file to Upload.

Click the Browse button to select you second file, then click the Attach button.

Step 5: Complete Other Information

Complete all the following information fields:

  • Chapter Advisor Name (first and last name) *
  • Chapter Advisor's Email
  • Your Academic Level
  • Anticipated Graduation Year
  • Induction Semester
  • Induction Year
  • Chapter State
  • Chapter School - select from pull down menu

* See Chapter Directory. Chapter/Faculty Advisors are included within the chapter listing.

Click Save and Continue button at the bottom of the page.

Step 6: Contributors

  • Select an account. In the box displaying your account click the + sign.
  • A pop-up box will appear.
    Select Role - Applicant
    Complete all other fields.

Click: Add Contributor at the bottom of the page.

On the next page click: Save & Continue at the bottom of the page.

Step 7: Review & Finish

  • Review the information, make any necessary edits.
  • Review and Check Session "I agree to the Terms & Conditions."

You have now submitted your application, and will be able to view the submission status in the dashboard.

Email Confirmation

There will be no immediate email confirmation. We will send out a confirmation that your submission has been received after the May 10 deadline. Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to sigmatdapply@niu.edu.

Editing

You may edit your submission up until the submission deadline.

  • Login
  • In the box listing your name click on the edit icon and follow through the form. Be sure to submit and continue through the entire form to ensure your changes are submitted.

Additional Information

  1. Submissions are limited to one total for both journals. You may choose either a critical or creative submission. That is, you may submit one critical essay for The Sigma Tau Delta Review, OR you may submit one work of fiction, one work of non-fiction, or a group of up to three poems to The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle.
  2. You may submit through May 10, 2021, 11:59 p.m. CDT (Central Daylight Time). To do this, login using your account (email address and password). You will see your submission and corresponding submission number.
  3. Contributors will receive confirmations and acceptances through email using the email address you used to set up your account. It is vital to keep your email addresses for communications.
  4. Acceptance and denial notifications will be sent in August.
  5. Authors of accepted submissions will be asked to submit a biography to be included in the publication.

Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to sigmatdapply@niu.edu.